Monday, April 24th 2023

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Pamela Means presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day

Brookline Village Library

SATURDAY, April 29 at 2 PM

Pamela Means presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day. Part-performance and mini-presentation, this event will explore the origin stories and lineages of protest songs, how their meanings and effects continue to transform through time and space, and how they have inspired – and continue to inspire – movements and cultural shifts within the realms of racial and social justice.

Read more about Pamela Means presents The Power of the Protest Song here!

This event is geared towards adults, teens, and tweens. Free and open to the public; no registration required. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Contraluz by Kevin Harris & Fabio Rojas

Coolidge Corner Library

SUNDAY, May 7 at 2:30 PM

Join us for a live jazz concert at the Coolidge Corner Library! Contraluz is a highly interactive compilation of an original repertoire featuring the dynamic and innovating artistic talents of Kevin Harris and Fabio Rojas. It seeks to interpret a message of curiosity, persistence, courage, and exploration.

Contraluz, Spanish for "backlight," is an invitation to hold one’s own truths and beliefs up to a backlight, to examine the new perspectives offered from a vantage point. An invitation to imaginatively shift one’s views to see an alternative picture, reality, or truth. In the same way that new viewpoints warrant unfolding possibilities, Harris and Rojas see this compelling project as a continuously unfolding modern symphony.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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Early Release Movie

Brookline Village Library

THURSDAY, April 27 at 1 PM

Looking for something to do after school on early dismissal days? Join us at 1 PM for a family-friendly movie in Hunneman Hall, on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. We mainly show popular Disney and Pixar movies with a PG rating – and you get to vote on what to watch! This program is intended for kids ages 5 and older. Any children ages 8 and younger MUST have an adult with them in the room at all times.

Pokémon League

Coolidge Corner Library

THURSDAY, April 27 at 5 PM

Join us at the Coolidge Corner Library for everything Pokémon. Expert, beginner, or in between? Have no fear – as we face off, we’ll trade cards and tricks of the trade, too! For adults, teens, tweens, and children ages 6 and up. Patrons aged 6 – 8 must be accompanied by an appropriate caretaker.

Author Talk: Angeline Boulley – Warrior Girl Unearthed

Brookline Village Library

WEDNESDAY, May 3 at 7 PM

Join us and Brookline Booksmith to celebrate the release of Warrior Girl Unearthed with Firekeeper’s Daughter author Angeline Boulley. Brookline Booksmith will be selling books before the event starting at 6:30 PM and Angeline will be signing after the event. This event is free, but an RSVP is required to attend. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Read more about Angeline Boulley and Warrior Girl Unearthed here!

This event is generously sponsored by The Brookline Booksmith.

What’s Wrong With My Houseplant?

THURSDAY, May 4 at 2 PM

Just like outdoor gardening, growing houseplants doesn’t always go as planned. Join us online and learn the factors that make for happy houseplants, including light, water, and soil… and how to provide them. We’ll discuss common houseplant pests and diseases, as well as how to treat them. This program is led by Bonnie Power, a Massachusetts Master Gardener since 2016 and a serious outdoor/indoor gardener most of her life.

Register for this virtual event here!

This program is in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library. This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.
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